Thursday, June 13, 2019

Pioneer Park, Walla Walla, Wa

Pioneer Park is the oldest park in Walla Walla, established in 1902. Many features make this a great park for everyone; duck pond, aviary, playground, gazebo, small rose garden, and trees. Lots and lots of beautiful old trees.

The aviary was pretty cool. One area had separate enclosures with pairs of pheasant from all over the world. It was very shady so pictures were hard to take. All we ever see in pheasants are the brown ones with long tails. These were so colorful and beautiful. Then the aviary hosted all kinds of different ducks, geese, black swans, red winged blackbirds, a pair of white pea cock/hen, and many more. It was all fenced/netted with a walkway around it. To see something like this in a public park was really amazing.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Wenatchee Confluence State Park

We went to this park to see the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. The park is so large that we just kept walking and never got to the actual part where the rivers join. We're used to the big rushing, turbulent mix when the Columbia meets the Pacific ocean so this may have been pretty calm in comparison, but It still would have been cool to see it. It's a large park, 197 acres full of camping spots, swimming area and boat launch. I bet the place is really hopping in the summer!

Peshastin Pinnacles State Park

If you are into rock climbing or major hiking, might I suggest a visit to Peshastin Pinnacles State Park. We aren't devotees of either but still wanted to stop by to check it out. I love different rock formations and these were pretty cool. If you get high enough you will have a great view of the vineyards and orchards below.

Apple Capital Loop Trail

One evening and the following morning we walked some of the Apple Capital Loop Trail. The trail is all paved and wide to accommodate  bikers and walkers alike. It's about 10 miles in all but we only did a small portion of it. It borders the Columbia River and the view is magnificent from any angle. Good fall weather made the walk even more enjoyable.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Pumpkins, Gourds, and Apples Oh My

One place we enjoy in Peshastin, Wa., is Smallwood's Harvest. They sell mostly fruits and vegis but also draw families for their petting zoo. We bought some apples and other goodies and always love how they decorate.